Community Calendar

Tiger Pride Football Camp

Jul 7, 2015 to Jul 9, 2015
8:00 a.m.
DCHS Football Practice Field

The Tiger Pride Football Camp will be July 7-9 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the DCHS Practice Football Field. Its for ages 6-12. Camp goals are to provide each camper with a positive, fun filled learning experience. The camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of football and give campers added game experience, while emphasizing teamwork and competition in a fun environment.

The camp fee is $20 per camper. The fee includes three days of camp and a T-shirt per camper. Please mail enrollment form and fee to: 5100 Jacobs Pillar Road, Smithville, TN 37166. Make checks payable to DeKalb Jr Pro Football. Please do not mail cash. The last day for registration is June 30. Late registrations will be accepted but not guaranteed a shirt. Camp will be divided into age groups.

Camp Directors are John Kilgore and Toby Nokes and staff are County and Area Coaches.

Campers should send the following:

T-shirt size (YS, YM, YL, AS, AM, AL, AXL)
Grade (2014-15 school year)
Date of Birth
Zip Code
Signature of Parents or Guardians
Phone Number
Emergency Phone Number

HG Staffing has Immediate Openings

Jun 23, 2015 to Jun 30, 2015
Shiroki North America in Smithville

HG Staffing has immediate openings available on the first and second shift at Shiroki North America in Smithville. New employees are eligible for full time employment after 90 days. New employees get pay raises after 90 days. Employees work 40 plus hours per week. Apply at the UCHRA office in Smithville on Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. Call HG Staffing at 931-743-6627 or 615-215-1482 to arrange an appointment or for more information.

Edgar Evins State Park Program Schedule

Jul 7, 2015 to Jul 11, 2015
Edgar Evins State Park

Edgar Evins State Park

July 7th-11th Program Schedule

Tuesday, July 7th

6:00 PM Butterfly Garden Comeback: Meet at the park office to help save our once beautiful butterfly garden. We only ask minutes of your time, so please come help out a little with our attempt in reviving the butterfly garden by weeding and/or laying rocks. The butterflies would sure appreciate it.

Thursday, July 9th

8:00 PM Night Hike: Take a guided nature hike around the Wolf Creek inlet in the dark! Discover how fascinating and un-scary nature at night can be. We will listen for owls, watch for wildlife and look for other things. You never know what you might see or here! Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a dim flashlight. Approximately 1 mile. Meet in the parking lot next to the Millennium Trailhead.

Friday, July 10th

4:30 PM Turkey Talk: Meet at the Camp Store to learn about the Wild Turkey. There will be calls, beards and much more to see! Also we will make our very own Turkey using our handprints! All supplies will be supplied by the park so just come and enjoy.

7:30 PM Fire Building Techniques: Meet at the Fire Circle to help me start a fire and talk about different techniques used. We will also discuss fire safety and the number one thing that you can always have with you that will help start a fire. Come on and learn what this little everyday substance is!

8:00 PM S’moreing Around: Come on down to the Fire Circle and make your own s’mores! S’more supplies will be supplied by the park. We will talk about fire safety and even get you thinking about a few riddles.

Saturday, July 11th

9:30 AM Shelter Building 101: Meet at the Camp Store to learn how to make some quick and easy emergency shelters if you are ever stranded in the woods. We will go down a short path and talk about what to look for and even possibly build a quick shelter. It’ll be fun! Wear closed toed shoes please.

3:30 PM Corn Husk Dolls: Times sure have changed! Come to the Camp Store to make your own traditional doll out of cornhusks just like the early settlers did.

6:00 PM Slithering Snakes: Meet Tyler at the Fire Circle (campground parking lot) for a fun and informative presentation about our local snake species. Afterwards you will get the chance to touch a live snake!

8:00 PM Scorpion Hunt: Did you know that we have scorpions in Tennessee? Join the Park Ranger for a nighttime expedition to find scorpions by black light. Meet at the first Picnic Area at the boat ramp entrance (look for State Parks vehicle).

Red Cross urges blood donations to maintain summer blood supply

Jul 7, 2015
1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer.

A Community Blood Drive will be held in Smithville on Tuesday, July 7 from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 201 South College Street.

Many summer activities, such as vacations and travel, cause frequent blood donors to be less available to give during the summer. However, hospital patients still depend on volunteer donors to receive lifesaving transfusions – the need for blood does not get a vacation.

To encourage more people to donate around Independence Day, all those who come out to donate blood July 2-6, 2015, will receive a Red Cross embroidered hat, while supplies last.

Eligible donors are encouraged to choose their day to make a difference. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

DeKalb County Farmers Market

Jun 23, 2015
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
205 East Bryant St. (next to DeKalb Ace Hardware),

The DeKalb County Farmers Market, 205 East Bryant St. (next to DeKalb Ace Hardware), Smithviile, will be open on Tuesdays from 2 PM to 6 PM starting June 23rd through September. So now you can get your fresh vegetables and other goodies on Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons! For more information, call Jeff Cantrell at 615.464.7373.

DeKalb County Fair 5K and 1 mile Fun Run

Jul 18, 2015
7:00 P.M.

The DeKalb County Fair 5K and 1 mile fun run will be July 18.. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the run starting at 7:00pm.
Pre-registration forms are available at the Smithville Review.
Pre-registration will guarantee a DeKalb County Fair 5K t-shirt.
$25 for adults $20 for youth
Proceeds go to the Paisley Foundation!
Contact Race official Matt Boss with any questions @ 615-464-8627

DeKalb Fair Seeks Exhibit Entries

May 31, 2015 to Jul 11, 2015
DeKalb County Fairgrounds

The DeKalb County Fair has released the catalog of premium rules for exhibit entries at this year's "Grandpa Fair of the South" set for Monday through Saturday, July 20-25 in Alexandria. This year's theme is "Country Scenes and Beauty Queens".

No matter what you love to do you can compete at the Fair!

Whether cooking, quilting, raising goats, taking great pictures, or having really beautiful tomatoes, you can find the right event for you in the Kenneth Sandlin Exhibit Building.

Just check out the 2015 Fair Catalog (PDF) for complete details. Download the 2015 DeKalb County Fair Rule Book at the link below.

The exhibit building hours:
* 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday - Friday
* 4:00PM to 9:00 PM on Saturday

Entry Dates and Times
*Non-Perishable Items ONLY
will be taken in on Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Kenneth Sandlin Center

*Perishable Items ONLY
will be taken in on Saturday, July 18 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Kenneth Sandlin Center

For more information about this year's DeKalb County Fair visit

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents Trip to Maine

Oct 3, 2015 to Oct 11, 2015

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents a trip to Beautiful Maine Saturday through Sunday, October 3-11. For more information and reservations contact Wanda Poss at 615-428-3576

The trip includes:

Motorcoach Transportation
8 Nights Lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Portland Maine area
14 meals: 8 breakfasts and 6 dinners
Guided Tour of Portland, Maine's largest city-by-the-sea
Guided Tour of quaint Kennebunkport
Tour of Historic Victoria Mansion
Guided Tour of Pineland Farms, a picturesque working farm
Visit to Boothbay Railway Village and Boothbay Harbor
Visit to the Seashore Trolley Museum and countryside trolley ride and much more

Permits Required during Fire Season

Oct 15, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014
Tennessee Division of Forestry

Tennessee’s fire season began October 15th and the Tennessee Division of Forestry wants to remind everyone that they must obtain a burning permit before doing any open burning. Only brush, leaves, grass, untreated or unpainted lumber or other natural plant residues can be legally burned. Burning permits can be obtained from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday by calling the DeKalb County office of the Division of Forestry at 597-4015. Burning permits can be obtained for small debris piles after hours and on the weekends by visiting Think before you burn.


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